Come along and get comfy for my Cardiff post...
The last and only time I had been to Wales before last weekend was briefly for one day for a wedding when I was fifteen. And I can't say that it made a huge impression on me.
But when M and I had a long weekend and no plan, we decided to book this last minute.
Splashing out on the Park Plaza (we usually opt for a budget version), we arrived on Friday ready to unwind and ready to eat.
And I had found a place that M would love: The Urban Tap House. Now like many of you know, I don't drink beer/ale/craft whatever. M? He loves it, so this place was like heaven for him, with it's owners Rebel Brewery's beers, and a huge selection for him to begin to drink his way through.
I'm more of a cocktail or spirit kinda gal, and although they didn't have cocktails, they did have a great selection of spirits, so I was pretty pleased too.
The pub itself is cool, with local artwork being displayed to buy, and the staff were so helpful and friendly - so this got two big thumbs up from me.
But we soon saw the burger menu... and well, who can resist a burger? Not me.
I went for the special of the day - the lamb. I've never had a lamb burger that doesn't fall apart, and this was no different, but the taste and the fact that it was so obviously home made more than made up for that.
This place is definitely worth a look in for the burgers alone.
Full, and ready to see more of Cardiff than just the inside of a pub, we headed out.
It's a lot smaller than I expected, but nice non-the-less, with the castle making up a beautiful area, plus it had pockets that reminded me a lot of London too, like these murals that we being painted as we walked by.
After an hour or sos walk we decided a break with tea and cake was in order, and came across Barker Tea House.
Seeing their impressive list of over 100 teas, we opted for some specials that they had and settled down to relax.
So that night? Well we started off early (as you do on holiday) and ended up in a Macdonalds at 11:30pm a little worse for wear... Probably not the greatest way to explore a new city!
Have you guys explored any cool cities recently?